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Obituary

NY Times Leaves Mao's Atrocities Out of Obituary for Physicist Turned Maoist Joan Hinton

The Washington Post headline: "Joan Hinton, worked on Manhattan Project and became devoted Mao follower, dies at 88." The New York Times headline: "Joan Hinton, 88, Physicist Who Chose China Over ...

The Times Left Mao's Atrocities Out of Obituary for Physicist Turned Maoist Joan Hinton

The Washington Post headline: "Joan Hinton, worked on Manhattan Project and became devoted Mao follower, dies at 88." The New York Times headline: "Joan Hinton, 88, Physicist Who Chose China Over ...

Stout Plays Up John Murtha's Anti-War Turn in Obit, But Omits Smear of Marines as Killers

David Stout's obituary for old-line Democratic Rep. John Murtha omitted the congressman's smear of Marines in Iraq, who he accused of killing Iraqi civilians "in cold blood."

Walter Cronkite Tribute Doesn't Tell the Whole Story

Was longtime CBS newsman Walter Cronkite really "uncomfortable expressing opinion"? He made his liberal views well-known, especially after his retirement from the anchor chair.

Times Uses Librarian Obit to Bash "Insidious Portion" of Patriot Act

Plus: The Times calls a single group "ultraconservative" 15 times but has only used the term "ultraliberal" to describe any liberal group once.

The "Ultra-Conservative" Paul Weyrich an "Unbending Ideologue"

Even in marking the death of conservative icon Paul Weyrich (pictured), the Times couldn't resist piling on unflattering labels.

Solzhenitsyn: A Prophet Honored in His Own Country, but Not in the U.S. Media

The great writer's commencement address at Harvard in 1978 was a powerful indictment of elitist liberalism.

Jesse Helms' "Hard-Edged Conservatism" Opposed to Everything Good

No love for the "right-wing" senator from North Carolina: "Jesse Helms...whose courtly manner and mossy drawl barely masked a hard-edged conservatism that opposed civil rights, gay rights, foreign ...

Times Decries " Anti-Communist Witch Hunt" in Hollywood Obit

Thank goodness for that: "By the time [director Jules Dassin] wrote and directed "Never on Sunday," a comedy about a good-hearted prostitute, the anti-Communist witch hunt in the United States had ...

No Respect for the Dead

The Times finds it necessary to bring up a scientist and global warming skeptic's ties to the tobacco industry in an obituary.
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